September 11, 2019

‘Abduction Chronicles’ is the Next BookTrek at Quintessence

Folarin Banigbe will be sharing the story of his many close shaves with death after he was kidnapped, at a reading in Quintessence Gallery in Ikoyi.

The reading is the 10th BookTrek this year to be organised by the Committee for Relevant Art (CORA), and is the fifth at Quintessence, the quaint gallery of books and art and crafts, located in Parkview in Ikoyi.

Date: Saturday September 21, 2019

Time: 2.30pm

Book: Abduction Chronicles.

The author Folarin Banigbe

Highlights of the book

On a bright Saturday morning of 1st of May 1999, Folarin and Titi Banigbe were joined in Holy matrimony. 17 years later, they were forcefully separated, on the same date!

When Folarin stepped out of his study in the early hours of May 1, 2016, he was sure the sight before him wasn’t real. Unfortunately, this was a reality he couldn’t shake away. Without warning, he was abducted from the comfort of his home, exposed to the elements of nature with little or no food, and in constant terror of a dangerously armed gang, he had to negotiate his freedom, but not before an unexpected twist brought him in a direct, hair-raising confrontation with his abductors. Set in the South-South region of Nigeria, Abduction Chronicles is a gripping account of Folarin’s many close shaves with death, with striking details of his journey to and from the abyss.

The author is a former Global Portfolio manager at Shell, the AngloDutch major. The action captured in the book started in his home in Port Harcourt.

There will be refreshments.

Jahman Anikulapo

Programme Chair, CORA

Feyi Adelakun

Programme Officer


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